What you looking at eh?

seagull-quizzical

I was at Taylors Mistake beach today to do some photography with some friends and thought I’d get the usual shots of flowers, beach, and drift wood. And then I came across this! It’s a log washed up and covered in some kind of shell fish that was still alive.  I really don’t know what they are – they have long tentacles that were moving and a shell at the end).  Kind of creepy actually (see photo below).  If you know what they are please leave a comment.  Whatever they were, this seagull was making quite a meal out of them! And not the least bit nervous of me.

sea-food

A close up of the seagull’s feast.

6 Comments

  • 9 years ago

    You definitely have a good eye.

  • Hi Michelle
    Sorry, I know very little of sea life of NZ, here in the UK I would be on pretty firm ground.
    Thought you captured whatever it is really well though, nice pic.

  • 9 years ago

    Is it some kind of anemone?

  • Mark
    9 years ago

    I think they are barnacles, probably goose barnacles, so called because a long time ago people thought geese developed out of them. Can’t imagine why.

    • 9 years ago

      Hmmm, I can kind of understand why anyone would think something living would develop out of these! They were really weird and moving.

  • Mark
    9 years ago

    Sorry, forgot to mention — great photo!

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